Auckland Council

North Shore Ward
The Auckland Council makes strategic decisions for Auckland on public transport, urban planning, environmental protection and other big issues. The council provides funding to local boards to provide public services in their areas, and manages council-controlled organisations which provide infrastructure, such as public transport, water and sewerage. The councillors and mayor make up the governing body, which shares governance of Auckland Council with the 21 local boards. The governing body is made up of 20 councillors plus the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in Auckland). Two councillors will be elected from your ward. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Auckland Council election.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

  • Do not support Three Waters – we must continue to invest in our water infrastructure and retain these assets and their governance.

    Improve enforcement of by-laws, invest in this core council service, support staff and provide a better service to the community.

    Improve waste stream management, encourage recycling centres, support local zero waste initiatives, and improve waste education.

  • Increase resource centres or collection depots for recycling whiteware, other appliances and reusable house construction materials.

    Invest in water supply infrastructure in preparation for extreme drought conditions or continuous heavy rainfall due to climate change.

    Accelerate the central interceptor project to prevent further contamination and degradation of water quality.

  • Reduce the cost of rubbish recycling and tell the staff to reduce costs.

    Cut the public relations numbers at Watercare to reduce costs.

    Continue to remove graffiti from public areas.

  • Support waste collection charges in rates bills thereby giving council a competitive edge to responsibly manage Auckland's waste stream.

    Empower local boards to have much more responsive decision making authority around animal control.

    Advocate for three waters entities being accountable to local communities and councils.

  • Continue to increase investment in crucial transport, water and community infrastructure, as we play catch up after historic underinvestment.

    Ensure our streets, parks and neighbourhoods are well-lit, cleaned regularly and free of rubbish and graffiti. Help build pride in our community.

    We have opposed Three Waters in it's current form. I will advocate for a strong local voice in any change in responsibility of our assets.

  • Oppose Three Waters reform, particularly inclusion of stormwater assets inextricably linked to land-use planning functions of council.

    Move to full recovery of Infrastructure Growth Charges levied from developers by 2025 and eliminate subsidies paid by water rate payers.

    Accelerate investment in wastewater infrastructure to make all our beaches swimmable all of the time and have our streams flow clean.

  • Do not support Three Waters – we must continue to invest in our water infrastructure and retain these assets and their governance.

    Improve enforcement of by-laws, invest in this core council service, support staff and provide a better service to the community.

    Improve waste stream management, encourage recycling centres, support local zero waste initiatives, and improve waste education.

  • Increase resource centres or collection depots for recycling whiteware, other appliances and reusable house construction materials.

    Invest in water supply infrastructure in preparation for extreme drought conditions or continuous heavy rainfall due to climate change.

    Accelerate the central interceptor project to prevent further contamination and degradation of water quality.

  • Reduce the cost of rubbish recycling and tell the staff to reduce costs.

    Cut the public relations numbers at Watercare to reduce costs.

    Continue to remove graffiti from public areas.

  • Support waste collection charges in rates bills thereby giving council a competitive edge to responsibly manage Auckland's waste stream.

    Empower local boards to have much more responsive decision making authority around animal control.

    Advocate for three waters entities being accountable to local communities and councils.

  • Continue to increase investment in crucial transport, water and community infrastructure, as we play catch up after historic underinvestment.

    Ensure our streets, parks and neighbourhoods are well-lit, cleaned regularly and free of rubbish and graffiti. Help build pride in our community.

    We have opposed Three Waters in it's current form. I will advocate for a strong local voice in any change in responsibility of our assets.

  • Oppose Three Waters reform, particularly inclusion of stormwater assets inextricably linked to land-use planning functions of council.

    Move to full recovery of Infrastructure Growth Charges levied from developers by 2025 and eliminate subsidies paid by water rate payers.

    Accelerate investment in wastewater infrastructure to make all our beaches swimmable all of the time and have our streams flow clean.

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